Milestones in the History of Aphasia surveys the history of aphasia from its earliest mentions in ancient times, to the turn of the new millennium in 2000. The book takes a predominantly chrological approach starting with an examination of the earliest medical documents and medieval attempts to understand aphasia, to the momentous events of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, up to the development of modern cognitive neuroscience in recent years. It traces the development of theory about and understanding of aphasia, and the role of significant individuals in this history. The result is a well illustrated introduction to the main events and personalities in the rich history of aphasia. This accessible book provides a unique insight into the fascinating development of research in aphasia. It will be of great interest to undergraduates and postgraduates, researchers, teachers and clinicians in psychology, speech and language pathology and therapy, neurology and linguistics.
Juergen Tesak was Professor of Logopaedie at the Europa Fachhochschule Fresenius (EFF), Darmstadt, Germany. Chris Code is Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter and Foundation Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Hon) at the University of Sydney. He is also National Advisor on Aphasia for Speakability (www.speakability.org.uk), Patron of Aphasia Now and co-founding Editor of the international Psychology Press journal Aphasiology.